On March 6 Governor Matt Mead (R) signed two different bills into law that further expand sales of unregulated foods from producer direct to consumers in Wyoming. The bills are House Bill 129, sponsored by Representative Tyler Lindholm
For the majority of this country’s history, unregulated farmer-to-consumer direct commerce was the norm in most of the United States. Consumers could even purchase meat, a food heavily regulated today, from farmers that were not
On September 21st, agents of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), who refused to identify themselves to some of the people present, appeared at a Wyoming farmers market to inspect vendors and forced
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act (WFFA), which became law on March 3, has set the bar high for efforts at similar legislation elsewhere in the United States of America. Under the WFFA, the production and sale within Wyoming of any food except meat products by a producer direct to the “informed end consumer” is not subject to licensing or inspection
RECLUSE, WY—(February 17, 2015)—The Wyoming Food Freedom Act [HB0056] has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives by a 60–0 vote and has cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill will now be heard by the full Senate; if passed, the bill will be sent to Governor Mead’s desk for
An attempt to ban herdshares by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has resulted in Governor Matt Mead ordering the department to issue a rule expressly legalizing herdshares. Here’s a report from FTCLDF member Frank Wallace, whose sister is state representative Sue Wallis. We have a win in Wyoming!